Upset Alert: 4 Top 25 Ranked NCAA Teams That Could Lose Saturday

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Ryan Mallett and the #12 ranked Razorbacks are underdogs to SEC rival Georgia
Out of all of the teams in the current AP Top 25, only three have losses: Oregon St, Penn St., and Miami (FL). All three losses came against other teams in the Top 25, meaning that we are still waiting for an upset. Will week 3 be the week? Let’s take a look at some games that have the potential for an upset.

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#12 Arkansas (2-0) at Georgia (1-1, – 2.5) – Maybe it wouldn’t be considered that much of an upset, especially since Georgia is now favored after opening up at a pick em, but this is still a chance for ther #12 team in the nation to go down. The Razorbacks have looked very convincing in their first two wins, but that was to be expected against Tennessee Tech and Louisiana-Monroe.  The Razorbacks passing attack has been fantastic, averaging 361.5 yards per game, fifth best in the nation. The defense has also been stellar, allowing just five points per game, good for fourth in the nation.  Still though, the Razorbacks committed six turnovers in its first two games and now will be facing a much more quality opponent. Last week, Georgia lost to a solid South Carolina team. Georgia struggled against the run, but the Razorbacks are primarily a passing team. The Bulldogs rank 17th at points allowed per game (12.0).  If wide receiver A.J. Green plays in this game, that would be a huge advantage for the Bulldogs. Georgia has won the past six meetings between these teams, and expect the same here in a mini-upset. Georgia is too good to lose twice in a row.

#6 Texas (2-0) at Texas Tech (2-0, +3) – This has become one of the better rivalries in college football as this would once again be a slight, but not major upset. With Texas Tech at home, this game can really go either way. The Texas offense has looked strong, scoring 34 points in each of the first two games. New quarterback Garrett Gilbert isn’t piling up the yards like past Texas quarterbacks, but he isn’t making mistakes either (zero interceptions so far). The Longhorns have shown that they are primarily a rushing team, averaging almost as many yards on the ground (182.0) as through the air (197.0). It could be a problem if Texas falls behind early and is forced to throw. The Texas Tech offense has been great so far, scoring 35 points against Southern Methodist and 52 points against UAB.  Taylor Potts has thrown for 644 yards and 7 touchdowns. This will be a back and forth game that could come down to who has the ball last. Mack Brown is 3-3 in his last six games at Texas Tech.

Maryland (2-0) at #21 West Virginia (2-0, -10) – West Virginia has one of the best running backs in the country in Noel Divine, who has already rushed for 223 yards. The defense ranks 14th overall, allowing just 10.5 points per game. So what’s not to like? The Mountaineers needed a fourth quarter comeback to take out Marshall last week. West Virginia only had six points through the first three quarters proving that they might not be able to put it together for a full game. Maryland has one of the best ground games in the country, with three rushers who have already eclipsed 100 yards. The defense has been also ranks 10th in points allowed (8.5). There is a strong rivalry here, especially with announcement that these two teams will meet every year through 2017. West Virginia has won every meeting since 2003. Expect a close, low-scoring game here. Maryland could easily take it if they get the lead early.

Arizona St. (2-0) at #11 Wisconsin (2-0, -14) – Wisconsin has had trouble putting away games so far this season, which means against the right opponent, they might let one slip away. John Clay has averaged 6.5 yards per game through the first two games to lead the Badgers to the 17th best rushing attack in the nation. Arizona St. plays through the air, averaging 352 passing yards per game so far. Wisconsin is definitely the better team, and has home field advantage, but don’t count Arizona St. out of it. A great passing game means they are never out of a game and they also have a solid defense against the run. Overall, Arizona St. matches up well against this Wisconsin team.

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